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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley

Hi Friends,

I'm excited to tell you about a brand-new, just released TODAY (yay, Meg!), novel by first-time author, Meg Moseley. I hope you'll check out her very first novel, When Sparrows Fall!

Here's a bit about it, and below is a special message from Meg:


Freedom. Safety. Love. Miranda vows to reclaim them--for herself, and for her children.

A widow and mother of six, Miranda Hanford leads a quiet, private life. When the pastor of her close-knit church announces his plans to move the entire congregation to another state, Miranda jumps at the opportunity to dissolve ties with Mason Chandler and his controlling method of ruling his flock. But then Mason threatens to unearth secrets from her past, and Miranda feels trapped, terrified she’ll be unable to protect her children.

College professor Jack Hanford is more than surprised when he gets a call from his estranged sister-in-law’s oldest son, Timothy, informing him that Miranda has taken a serious fall and he has been named legal guardian of her children while she recovers. Quickly charmed by Miranda’s children, Jack brings some much-needed life into the sheltered household. But his constant challenging of the family’s conservative lifestyle makes the recovering mother uneasy and defensive—despite Jack’s unnerving appeal.

As Jack tries to make sense of the mysterious Miranda and the secrets she holds so tightly, Mason’s pressure on her increases. With her emotions stirring and freedom calling, can Miranda find a way to unshackle her family without losing everything?


Meg Moseley is a Californian at heart although she’s lived more than half her life in other states. She formerly wrote human-interest columns for a suburban section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and home schooled for more than twenty years. Meg enjoys reading books, traveling, gardening, her three grown children, and motorcycle rides with her husband Jon. They make their home in northern Georgia.

Visit her website at: www.megmoseley.com.
Read her blog at: http://megmoseley.wordpress.com/


The writing of When Sparrows Fall required months of research into spiritual abuse in the church. I wanted to expose the legalism and man-made rules that put such heavy burdens on believers, especially in certain circles of Christianity. I found plenty to expose, but I was surprised to find so much legalistic garbage in my own heart too. It was humbling. It made me realize that legalism is a trap any of us can fall into, without even knowing we’ve fallen.

I continued to work on the novel but with a softer heart and a new emphasis on the grace of God. Finally, it was the best I could do. As much as I wanted to offer a perfect story as an offering to the Lord, every human offering is flawed. Only Jesus can present a perfect offering, and He already did, once and for all. “It is finished,” Jesus said on a long-ago Friday afternoon, and that’s the Gospel. Right now, this very moment, the good news is as true as ever. We can drop those man-made burdens and live free in the grace of God, loving Him because He first loved us.

And lastly, here's the Amazon link: